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  • The TREE House

    The TREE House

    By Nate Adams — Caption: dedication of the TREE House 10/24/14 — How do deep energy retrofits stack up for comfort, air quality, and energy use? The answers may surprise you. Back in 2013-2014 we...

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  • A Special Offer for the Indoor Environmental & Building Performance Industry’s ONLY Live In-person/Online Event!

    A Special Offer for the Indoor Environmental & Building Performance Industry’s ONLY Live In-person/Online Event!

    The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC) has again partnered with Healthy Indoors to live-stream multiple sessions from MIAQC’s Annual Conference.–the ONLY hybrid In-Person/Online event in the...

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  • Radon Protection: How Homebuyers can do Their Due Diligence

    Radon Protection: How Homebuyers can do Their Due Diligence

    By Robert Dekanski — Healthy Indoors Magazine – September 2019 Edition– The process of buying a home requires a good amount of investigation, even in the best of situations. When there are...

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  • Healthy Indoors Magazine Aug 2019 Digital Edition

    Healthy Indoors Magazine Aug 2019 Digital Edition

    Evaluating Lead-Based Paint, Finding the Source of a Basement Water Problem, Dealing with Dust, and so much more in the August 2019 Digital Edition of Healthy Indoors Magazine, available online...

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  • Ventilation Won’t Prevent Attic Mold Growth

    Ventilation Won’t Prevent Attic Mold Growth

    by Jeffrey May — https://hi.healthyindoors.com/i/1148971-hi-july-2019/ — Top photo – Encapsulate misapplied over mold growth on the underside of an attic roof deck We get a number of calls about...

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  • How Often Should You Change the HVAC Filter?

    How Often Should You Change the HVAC Filter?

    By Allison Bailes — One of the topics I’ve hammered on for years is the inadequacy of using rules of thumb for sizing air conditioners.  The standard one ton of air conditioning capacity for each...

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  • Does Air Conditioning Make You Sick? Here’s The Truth.

    Does Air Conditioning Make You Sick? Here’s The Truth.

    This is what AC is really doing to our bodies and brains, according to experts. By Jenna Birch — Most Americans use air conditioning every day, whether it’s in their office buildings or living...

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  • Testing Pollution in Homes

    Testing Pollution in Homes

    Home Performance Channel – Healthy Indoors Minute — May 2019 — Grace and Corbett Lunsford, of the Building Performance Workshop, and the hosts of the new weekly PBS TV series, Home Diagnosis,...

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  • The “Green” Paint Myth

    The “Green” Paint Myth

    By Alice Delia — It’s all about the marketing. The surface coatings (paint, varnish, lacquer, etc.) industry has been very successful at convincing us we can act “green” by using a low-VOC...

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  • The Industry’s ONLY Hybrid Live/Online Event Returns!

    The Industry’s ONLY Hybrid Live/Online Event Returns!

    IAQ & Energy 2019 Conference October 31 – November 1, 2019 – Portland, ME & Live-streamed worldwide The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council and Healthy Indoors Magazine have again partnered for this...

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  • Housing as a Key Social Determinant of Health—How to Fix It!

    Housing as a Key Social Determinant of Health—How to Fix It!

    Thursday June 20, 2019 THROUGH lead, radon, mold or other household health risks – home environment conditions significantly impact occupant health. Children can be disproportionately affected by...

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  • Housing is Health Care

    Housing is Health Care

    by Kevin Kennedy — If we change what we live with, we will get better. A couple of strangers carrying small suitcases arrive at Emma’s front door. Emma is a five-year-old with asthma and her...

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  • Mold May Have Contributed to University Of Maryland Student’s Death

    Mold May Have Contributed to University Of Maryland Student’s Death

    CBS News November 22, 2018, 7:35 AM The University of Maryland is trying to calm fears that recent mold problems on campus may be linked to a virus that caused a student’s death. Freshman Olivia...

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  • Comment on Ellen Tohn Discusses the Health Benefits of Home Performance by Thomas Jameson

    Comment on Ellen Tohn Discusses the Health Benefits of Home Performance by Thomas Jameson

    It's good to know that reducing the amount of air pollution in your home can lead to health benefits. My wife and I have been looking for ways to improve our health. We'll be looking further into...

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  • Building the Humidity-Controlled House

    Building the Humidity-Controlled House

    Grace and Corbett Lunsford, of the Building Performance Workshop, and the hosts of the new weekly PBS TV series, Home Diagnosis, bring you the next installment of the “Home Performance Channel –...

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  • What’s Lurking in Your Building?

    What’s Lurking in Your Building?

    Find out in the April Digital Edition of Healthy Indoors Magazine! Read it online now at https://hi.healthyindoors.com/i/1110382-hi-april-2019/ The post What’s Lurking in Your Building? appeared...

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  • Toxic Water – The PFAS Dilemma

    Toxic Water – The PFAS Dilemma

    By Dr. Alice Delia — There’s a new bad guy in the environmental world. A group of about 3,000 man-made chemical compounds known collectively as PFAS (per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) is being...

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  • What is Earth Day, and what is it meant to accomplish?

    What is Earth Day, and what is it meant to accomplish?

    By Kathleen Rogers — On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. In the U.S. and around the world, smog was...

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  • 17th Annual New York State Green Building Conference – April 17 – April 18

    17th Annual New York State Green Building Conference – April 17 – April 18

    SYRACUSE NY — As the premier green building conference in the Northeast, our progressive advisory council has fostered our growth by consistently bringing together top green building researchers,...

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  • The Spore-Trap Trap

    The Spore-Trap Trap

    By Jack Springston, CIH, CSP, FAIHA — Those of you who know me know that, for years now, I have had issues with the ongoing proliferation of certificates and certifications in the indoor air...

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